May 22, 2022

Report: “How Researchers Can Help with Recovery Efforts for the Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town”

From Columbia University Libraries:

In late April, the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, was devastated by a wildfire that sparked on nearby Table Mountain and ultimately destroyed much of the University’s Jagger Reading Room, which held the library’s special collections. Collections in the reading room included numerous artifacts on African history, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, and rare and antiquarian books, many of which were lost to the wildfire.

The University has since launched recovery and salvage efforts, including opportunities for financial donations, messages of support, and other means of assistance.

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See Also: Assisting in Recovery from the UCT Library Fire (via SPARC)

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